New American Standard Bible
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
King James Bible
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Darby Bible Translation
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste:
World English Bible
My son, eat honey, for it is good; the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste:
Young's Literal Translation
Eat my son, honey that is good, And the honeycomb -- sweet to thy palate.
Proverbs 24:13 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Honey entered largely into the diet of Hebrew children Isaiah 7:15, so that it was as natural an emblem for the purest and simplest wisdom, as the "sincere milk of the word" was to the New Testament writers. The learner hears what seems to be a rule of diet - then Proverbs 24:14 the parable is explained.
LibraryThe Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
2 Cor. Iii. 5
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
Song of Solomon 4:11
"Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Song of Solomon 5:1
"I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers."
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